There's no denying the desirability of a first gen firebird. However, when you start adding words like Numbers Matching, well now you've got something special. That's right, this 1968 Pontiac Firebird Coupe sits today with a brilliant mix of originality and resto-mod components. How so? Well, under the hood lies the original Pontiac 350ci V8 and its still covered in the correct factory shade of Verdoro Green, however you'll also be pleased to find coil-over shocks up front, 4-wheel disc brakes, upgraded wheels and factory power steering.
Originally leaving the factory in the rare dark shade of Verdoro Green, the car appears to have been repainted in the late 90s and shows very well considering its age. You won't find any bubbles in the paint or any other major flaws. The only thing you will notice is minor debris chips around the nose and the bottom of the fenders and quarters that is consistent with a car being driven and enjoyed. The drip rails have had some bondo work and from the receipts we can tell that the rear chrome bumper has been replaced but the front is original and in great shape for being 50 years old. Overall its a good 8 out of 10 and there's nothing that would stop you from displaying this car proudly at your local car show.
Inside the engine bay you'll find the original numbers matching 350 V8 that still wears the partial vin stamp next to the water pump and the correct YJ stamp just below the heads. The engine received a complete overhaul roughly 10 years ago by Dr. Bo's machine shop in Greensboro NC. Gone is the original 2-bbl carburetor replaced by a Edelbrock intake and a Holley 4-bbl carburetor. Gone also is the original powerglide transmission which was replaced with a TH350 equipped with a B&M shift kit. In the back you'll find new leaf springs and air shocks to adjust the rear height of the car. Up front you'll find new bushing in the front end and coilover shocks that provide a great ride. Stopping power comes courtesy of 4-wheel drilled and slotted disc brakes which sit behind the American Racing 15"" wheels.
Inside the interior is in great shape thanks to new carpet, new front and rear seat covers and new weather stripping. The dash, gauges, radio and steering wheel all appear to be original and are in good shape. Originally leaving the factory as a gold vinyl interior the change to black was a much needed change.
At priced below $30,000, this collectible won't last long. Don't miss your opportunity to add this car to your garage. Financing and shipping options are available! CALL TODAY!
DOES IT WORK? Air Conditioning N/A Heater YES Speedometer YES Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES Temperature Gauge/Light YES Fuel Gauge YES Tachometer YES Wipers YES Horn YES Radio NO Headlights YES Tail Lights YES Brake Lights YES Reverse Lights YES Turn Signals YES Emergency Brake YES Keys " Ignition, Door & Trunk YES Runs & Drives YES